While countless options exist in selecting antioxidants for cosmetic applications, most commercially available ingredients often can darken in color, oxidize or simply are so dilute they no longer offer an effective capacity to quench skin damaging reactive free radicals. At Resources of Nature, we screen numerous plant-based antioxidants and extraction methods to develop truly active antioxidants which remain stable in formulations when used properly. Our antioxidants are tested to deliver the highest levels of oxygen radical absorbance capacity. These ingredients can offer natural protection against UV radiation, as well as other benefits including anti-inflammatory properties, anti-glycation effects, inhibition of melanin.
Distinctive® Blueberry 5P
A very potent antioxidant derived from blueberries, with a high ORAC value of 1517 µmoles TE/g. This ingredient has shown a strong inhibitory effect on melanin production in human melanocyte cells, and can offer skin brightening and skin protective benefits when formulated for cosmetic use. Distinctive® Blueberry 5P is free of preservatives and has good solubility in oil phases and emulsions (also available in a Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride carrier). For more information see PDF BROCHURE.
A potent water soluble powder extract of a plant root. This antioxidant delivers an amazing ORAC value of 1789µmoles TE/g and it has been proven to work on an intracellular level to protect cells against free radical damage when exposed to UV light. Specifically this ingredient offers a unique advantage for acidic formulations since it remains active at a pH ≤ 4.5 and formulates well with AHAs, salicylic acid and other acids without oxidizing. Some other properties that this ingredient exhibits include inhibition of P. acnes bacteria, inhibition of inflammatory bio-pathways and protection collagen from glycation. INCI Name: Maltodextrin (and) Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract. For more information see PDF BROCHURE.